Definition of Pterygoid muscle
1. Noun. Muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw.
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Literary usage of Pterygoid muscle
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"branch and the nerve to the Internal pterygoid muscle. The recurrent branch is given off directly after its exit from the foramen ovale. ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"FIG. 297.—The pterygoid muscles, the zygomatic arch, and a portion of the ramus of the mandible having been removed. The External pterygoid muscle (m. ..."
3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1890)
"VARIATIONS OF THE EXTERNAL pterygoid muscle. By JOHN POLAND, late Senior Demonstrator of Anatomy, Guy's Hospital. MANY instances of variation in the ..."
4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"It lies along the lower border of the posterior part of the external pterygoid muscle, and usually crosses the inferior alveolar nerve superficially. ..."
5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The internal pterygoid muscle is placed on the inner side of the ... and at its upper part the larger head is crossed by the external pterygoid muscle. ..."